Google Konami Code for Desktop Voice Search Unlocks Unlimited Free Searches

Looks like Google has harnessed its sense of humor again with its own Konami Code for desktop voice search that unlocks a prize: free unlimited Google searches! 

To try it out yourself, activate voice search, and then say: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right.

If you're a player of video games, you're probably aware of the "Konami Code" -- a "cheat" code that works on games produced by Konami Corporation (and some other non-Konami games). 

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TechCrunch reported it isn't the first time Google has harnessed the Konami Code: 

When inputted into the Pixel Chromebook, the LED strip on the lid of the laptop puts on a light show by blinking a random series of colors. The infamous code also unlocks an achievement in Google Play.

Google has been known for hiding gems across the Web for specific searches, too. Have you tried searching for the oldie-but-goodie "do a barrel roll" or "tilt"? Good times. 

If you know of any other hidden treasures (a.k.a., "easter eggs"), share them in the comments below.

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Jessica Lee is a marketer specializing in web content strategy and B2B/B2C writing. Since 2005, Jessica has been in the business of content and communications, with the past several years focused on the web marketing space.

Prior to launching her consulting business, bizbuzzcontent, Jessica was responsible for content strategy, development and marketing for Bruce Clay Inc. – a global SEO firm, where she served small businesses and Fortune 500 clients. Jessica's background also includes positions in traditional marketing, communications, broadcasting and publishing.

Jessica has a bachelor's in communications and public relations from San Diego State University. She also contributed to the book “Search Engine Optimization All-in-One For Dummies” 2nd edition.